Kindergarten Transition

Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1.
The School District of Philadelphia does not test for early admission to kindergarten under any circumstances.
Any 6-year-old child who did NOT attend kindergarten may attend kindergarten instead of 1st grade, at the written request of the parent(s).

  • Recommended Books for Kindergarten Transition
  1. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, Joseph Slate (Illustrated by Ashley Wolff)
  2. Seven Little Mice Go to School by Kazuo Iwamura.
  3. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come | Preparate, kindergarten! Alla voy!
  4. Transition Time : Let’s Do Something Different by Jean R. Feldman
  5. Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell
  6. The Night Before Kindergarten
  7. On the First Day of Kindergarten
  8. Amelia Bedelia’s – First Day of School

Kindergarten and 1st-12th grade new student registration has began for School District of Philadelphia and Charter Schools in Philadelphia.

You can now register 4 ways:

  1. Online
  2. Phone
  3. In-person or
  4. Drop box

Tips for Kindergarten Registration

  1. Register Early to get you pick
  2. If you need assistance ask Sun Bright Director for help
  3. Child can be registered at more than one school including public school and charter school
  4. If you awaiting for charter school registration go ahead and register at multiple schools
  5. You can register for as many charter schools as you want. There is no limit.

You can register for as many charter schools as you want. There is no limit.

Kindergarten Resources for Parents
  1. For more information about kindergarten enrollment please visit:
  2. School District of Philadelphia facebook Page